Bitcoin Rapid-Fire

Bitcoin Rapid-Fire

By John Vallis
Bitcoin is the future of money, that is my firm belief. In this show, I speak with the amazing people who are building and contributing to this revolutionary new industry. The 'rapid-fire' episodes give you some concise info and insights, the 'further discussion' episodes let you listen in on a more casual and open dialogue with each guest.

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@Croesus_BTC: Bitcoin and the Technology Adoption Life Cycle - Where are we now?
@Croesus_BTC is an anonymous account on twitter who released a thought-provoking analysis of bitcoin's growth and adoption, through the lens of a standard technology adoption curve, with comparison to specific historical examples.   Interestingly, a key component of bitcoin's architecture, the 4-year reward-halving cycle, was used as the length of time for each standard deviation of the proposed adoption curve.   The halving cycle has been used before, most notably in the well-known 'Stock-to-flow' model, to model bitcoin's growth over those 4-year periods, however plotting it over a typical technology adoption curve is, to my knowledge, unique.  As a result, I thought it would be interesting to have @Croesus_BTC on to explain it and discuss further.  Enjoy!   --   More from @Croesus_BTC:  TWITTER: https://twitter.com/Croesus_BTC  TWEET THREAD: https://twitter.com/Croesus_BTC/status/1271165665236246529?s=20   More from me:  TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA  YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg  MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex  INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY   If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $10 fee: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0
1:46:26
July 1, 2020
Gene Epstein Round 2: Calculating the Consumer Price Index (CPI) & the Effects of Money Printing
We exist in a time of unprecendented government spending and expansion of central bank balance sheets. This is a nice way of saying 'money printing'. The myriad negative impacts of money printing are becoming increasingly understood by people around the world today, but assessing and measuring those effects remains a contentious issue shrowded in complexity.   The CPI is the metric used by governments around the world to 'measure' inflation, and many believe it does not accurately reflect the true level of currency debasement done by central bank money printing, nor it's many insidious affects.   The CPI is also instrumental in various government calculations, with many policy implications.    Gene Epstein is the former Chief Economist at the New York Stock Exchange, and the former economics editor at Barron's magazine. These days he is the Director at the Soho Forum, hosting debates on relevant social and economic issues.   I spoke to Gene once before in 2019, and when I asked the Twitterverse for someone to come on for a deep-dive into in the CPI, Gene contacted me to say that he had spent a lot of time studying this topic, and would love to come on to discuss.  So he joined me for another marathon discussion about inflation, CPI, bitcoin and lots more.   Enjoy!   --   More from Gene:   TWITTER: https://twitter.com/GeneSohoForum  SOHO FORUM: https://www.thesohoforum.org/   More from me:  TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA  YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg  MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex  INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY   If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $10 fee: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0
2:39:27
June 30, 2020
Bitcoiners in the Wild: @HodlerThanThou
Over the last few weeks, I’ve been recording daily live-streams with random bitcoiners. If I have an hour or two, I post on twitter to see if anyone would like to hop on a stream, and I go with the first DM that comes in. In today’s episode of what I’m affectionately referring to as ‘Bitcoiners in the Wild’, I sit down with Sir Badminton of Bitcoin (@HodlerThanThou), for a discussion about his Citadel in rural France, the background that led him to bitcoin, why bitcoin seems to influence behaviour so much, and his recent efforts at creating dank bitcoin memes. Really, really enjoyed this conversation. Hopefully you do too! — More from Badders: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/HodlerThanThou More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $10 fee: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0
2:28:51
June 22, 2020
CTRL PEW: The Latest on the 3D Printed Gun Revolution
Ctrl Pew is an expert in the realm of 3D printed guns. I think at this point everyone has heard the term, but relatively few people are familiar with the state and development of the technology. I was recently surprised to learn how quickly it was evolving, so I thought it was finally time to speak with someone who could explain it all to me.  3D printed guns, like bitcoin, represent a tool for establishing greater self-sovereignty, and so I thought a deep dive into the subject would be appealing to other bitcoiners. Enjoy! -- More from Ctrl: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/CtrlPew WEBSITE: https://ctrlpew.com/all-the-links/ YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH73VCNIkYR6Eh6idYtpjqQ More from me:  TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $10 fee: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0
1:22:50
June 9, 2020
Bheki Mahlobo: Bitcoin in South Africa
Bheki Mahlobo is a student at the University of South Africa, majoring in economics. He was recently featured in the documentary “Banking on Africa: The Bitcoin Revolution", on Amazon Prime Video. I’m very interested in how bitcoin is both perceived and used in different parts of the world, and had not yet spoken to anyone in South Africa about it, so I thought Bheki would be the perfect one to fill me in. Enjoy! -- More from Bheki: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/mahlobo_bheki DOCUMENTARY: https://bit.ly/3couWmA More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $10 fee: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0
1:23:20
June 1, 2020
The Bitcoin Renaissance - Internal Change
This episode is a recording of a panel I recently hosted at the 'Value of Bitcoin Digital' conference. In nearly all of my conversations, my guests explain how interacting with bitcoin has changed their behaviour patterns, often in fundamental ways. On the surface, this seems like a curious phenomenon, however once you begin to understand how the money we use affects our behaviour, it begins to become more clear why this occurs. However, this topic does not often get discussed at conferences, as more economic, technical or investment-related discussions predominate.  It is my view that the only thing that REALLY matters, is how the tools we use change our behaviour. As a result, I thought it would be interesting to bring together some awesome bitcoiners to discuss how engaging in bitcoin has influenced their lives, and how they see it continuing to do so into the future. Enjoy! -- Twitter for each panelist: Knut: https://twitter.com/knutsvanholm Katie: https://twitter.com/KatieAnanina Nik: https://twitter.com/nikcantmine Gigi: https://twitter.com/dergigi Conner: https://twitter.com/_ConnerBrown_ Max: https://twitter.com/HillebrandMax More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $10 fee: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0
1:45:36
May 29, 2020
Erik Cason: Bitcoin is Messianic
I was recently listening to the Citizen Bitcoin podcast (one of my favourites) and Erik Cason was the guest. I was enthralled by how Erik was articulating so many profound thoughts, strung together one after the other, in an extremely open and genuine manner. As soon as the interview ended, I was super excited to have my own conversation with Erik, so I DM'd him on Twitter and invited him on the show.  Thankfully he obliged, and we had an awesome 2-hour conversation about some of the deeper philosophical, political and personal implications of bitcoin. Many of the concepts we discussed have been expanded on in many of Erik's great articles at his blog, https://cryptosovereignty.org/ Enjoy! -- More from Erik: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/Erikcason WEBSITE: https://cryptosovereignty.org/ More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $10 fee: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0
1:56:51
May 22, 2020
Rapid-Fire: Jason Williams
Jason Williams is the Founder and CEO of PRTI, a company that uses patented technology to turn used or unsaleable tires into fuel, which is then used to mine bitcoin. He is also the Co-Founder and General Partner of Morgan Creek Digital Assets, an experienced entrepreneur with a $500 million exit to his name, as well as a prolific angel investor. I'm extremely excited by the potential for bitcoin mining to revolutionize the energy industry, so I invited Jason to come on the show to discuss the role his company is playing in this, as well as to touch on some of the other exciting things happening around bitcoin today. Enjoy! - More from Jason: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/JWilliamsFstmed PRTI WEBSITE: http://www.prtitech.com/  More from me:  TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA  YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex  INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $10 fee: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0
13:56
May 18, 2020
Rapid-Fire: Emil Sandstedt
Emil Standstedt is the author of the book “Money Dethroned: A Historical Journey. He also writes about the history of money at his blog bdratings.org. In his writings, Emil has highlighted many of the irresponsible and reckless treatments of money in past era’s. Of course, we are in another era of extreme manipulation and destruction of the main money in use around the world (fiat money), so I thought it would be interesting to have Emil on to explore some of the comparisons between now and the monetary disasters of the past, and look forward to where we may be headed. Enjoy! --  More from Emil:  WEBSITE: https://www.bdratings.org/ BOOK: https://www.amazon.com/Money-Dethroned-Historical-Emil-Sandstedt-ebook/dp/B0848PWW3K/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=money+dethroned&qid=1587130650&sr=8-1  TWITTER: https://twitter.com/bezantdenier  More from me:  TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA  YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex  INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $10 fee: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0
11:38
May 16, 2020
Lawrence H White: Bitcoin or Gold?
Lawrence H. White is a professor of economics at George Mason University, and a senior fellow at the Cato Institute. He is considered an expert on banking and monetary policy, and has written a number of books on money and banking including,  The Clash of Economic Ideas (Cambridge University Press, 2012), The Theory of Monetary Institutions (Basil Blackwell, 1999), Free Banking in Britain (2nd ed., Institute of Economic Affairs, 1995), and Competition and Currency (NYU Press, 1989). Recently I’ve been more vocal on twitter about gold’s failings as ‘money'. On one of those posts, Lawrence responded, and a lengthy back-and-forth ensued. It was suggested that we move the conversation over to a podcast format for a more in-depth discussion. Keyvan Devani (Total Bitcoin Podcast) and Daniel Prince (Once BITten podcast) thought it might be fun to join in on the action too. Despite my thinking that this may cause Lawrence to feel as though he would be ganged-up on, he agreed to come on for a chat, so we put it together! Enjoy! -- More from Lawrence: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/lawrencehwhite1 WEBSITE: https://www.alt-m.org/author/white/ More from my co-hosts: TWITTER (Keyvan): https://twitter.com/keyvandavani TWITTER (Daniel): https://twitter.com/princey1976 More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $10 fee: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0
1:38:42
May 12, 2020
Zuby: Bitcoin Just Makes Sense
Zuby is a rapper, author, coach and all-around free-thinking individual. He’s not afraid to speak his mind, nor change his mind if new information or perspectives dictate it’s rational to do so. These qualities always draw me to people. It reflects a mind that is open to learning, and not overtaken by popular ideologies or socio-cultural narratives. I’m even more intrigued, when such a perspective leads people to discovering and seeing the value in bitcoin, and this is exactly what happened with Zuby. Lately, Zuby has be discussing bitcoin on his podcast, as well as on twitter, and I thought it would be fun to have him on to hear his story and learn what he finds so interesting about it. Enjoy! -- More from Zuby: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/ZubyMusic INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/zubymusic/ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/zuby.udezue WEBSITE: https://www.zubymusic.com/ More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY
47:27
May 6, 2020
Parker Lewis: Money and Finance in a Bitcoin World
Parker Lewis is the Head of Business Development at Unchained Capital, a bitcoin native financial services firm based in Austin, Texas. Aside from the great work he and unchained are doing, Parker has become known for contributing to the space in the form of his excellent blog series entitled ‘Gradually, Then Suddenly’. In this series, Parker explores some of the main misconceptions around bitcoin, as well as some of the major economic and social implications it’s adoption may have. In this conversation, we touch on some new developments at Unchained, the current economic crisis, and speculate on how money and financial markets might function in a bitcoin-denominated world. Enjoy! - More from Parker: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/parkeralewis BLOG: https://unchained-capital.com/blog/category/gradually-then-suddenly/ More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY
1:43:40
May 4, 2020
Brandon Quittem w/ Citizen Bitcoin: Bitcoin Symbiosis Part 2
Brandon Quittem is the writer behind the absolutely brilliant 4-part series exploring the similarities and implications between the structure, functioning and impact of mycelium (the underground network which gives rise to mushrooms), and bitcoin. Brandon released part 4 of his series this week, which is titled 'Bitcoin is a Catalyst for Human Evolution (Symbiosis)'.  As it turns out, both myself and Brady, the host of the Citizen Bitcoin podcast (one of my all-time favourites), were eager to hop on a pod with Brandon to discuss, so we decided it might be fun to experiment and explore this final installment of Brandon's excellent series together.  Unsurprisingly, in addition to being extremely enjoyable, it got 'cosmic' very quickly.  I love these guys, and it's always such a pleasure to get to 'hang' with them.  Hope you enjoy it too! -- More from Brandon: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/Bquittem MEDIUM (Part 4): https://medium.com/@BrandonQuittem/bitcoin-is-a-catalyst-for-human-evolution-symbiosis-part-4-4-4c6563cb9254  WEBSITE: https://www.brandonquittem.com/ More from Brady: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/CitizenBitcoin WEBSITE: https://citizenbitcoin.world/ PODCAST: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/citizen-bitcoin/id1350483937 SWAN BITCOIN: https://www.swanbitcoin.com/ More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY
1:23:00
May 1, 2020
Explaining Bitcoin to Traditional Investors
This is a re-publish of an interview I did on ‘The Canadian Investor’ podcast last week. I decided to share it here because I was curious to see if it would be a good resource for people who have not yet begun their journey down the proverbial bitcoin ‘rabbit-hole’. The two hosts come from a traditional investing background, and are not very familiar with bitcoin. However, they were receptive to what I was saying, and it seemed as though by the end of the discussion they were much more interested in learning more, so I thought, maybe it would have the same effect on others with a similar perspective. I’d love to hear your feedback on this episode. Both on how I articulated some of the main points of bitcoin, and the responses or feedback from any ‘noobs’ you forward it to. Enjoy! — More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY
1:10:46
April 24, 2020
Jason Williams: Turning Used Tires into Bitcoin
Jason Williams is the Founder and CEO of PRTI, a company that uses patented technology to turn used or unsaleable tires into fuel, which is then used to mine bitcoin. He is also the Co-Founder and General Partner of Morgan Creek Digital Assets, an experienced entrepreneur with a $500 million exit to his name, as well as a prolific angel investor. I'm extremely excited by the potential for bitcoin mining to revolutionize the energy industry, so I invited Jason to come on the show to discuss the role his company is playing in this, as well as to touch on some of the other exciting things happening around bitcoin today. Enjoy! - More from Jason: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/JWilliamsFstmed PRTI WEBSITE: http://www.prtitech.com/ More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY
1:13:56
April 22, 2020
Emil Sandstedt: When Money Fails
Emil Standstedt is the author of the book “Money Dethroned: A Historical Journey. He also writes about the history of money at his blog bdratings.org. In his writings, Emil has highlighted many of the irresponsible and reckless treatments of money in past era’s. Of course, we are in another era of extreme manipulation and destruction of the main money in use around the world (fiat money), so I thought it would be interesting to have Emil on to explore some of the comparisons between now and the monetary disasters of the past, and look forward to where we may be headed. Enjoy! -- More from Emil: WEBSITE: https://www.bdratings.org/ BOOK: https://www.amazon.com/Money-Dethroned-Historical-Emil-Sandstedt-ebook/dp/B0848PWW3K/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=money+dethroned&qid=1587130650&sr=8-1 TWITTER: https://twitter.com/bezantdenier More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY
1:07:12
April 17, 2020
Guest on Daniel Prince's 'Once BITten' Podcast
Daniel Prince is the host of the 'Once BITten' podcast. He's been pumping out a ton of great content, with some amazing guests since launching earlier this year. We talked a bit about my background and then discussed the craziness of the current situation.  Enjoy! -- More from Daniel: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/princey1976 WEBSITE: http://princesoffthegrid.weebly.com/ More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY
1:19:35
April 14, 2020
Rapid-Fire: Didi Taihuttu
Didi Taihuttu is from the Netherlands, and is the patriarch of what has become known as 'The Bitcoin Family'. In the fall of 2017, Didi convinced his wife that bitcoin was the future, and that they should sell everything they owned, invest it all in bitcoin, and with their three daughters, travel around the world proselytizing for it. So they did! Since that time, Didi and his family have been educating, speaking and sharing their journey with the world. In this chat we discuss his disappointment in how many in the bitcoin space have responded to the Covid-19 crisis, his experiences with Ayahuasca, what all the media attention has been like, and what he and the family have planned next. Enjoy! -- More from Didi: WEBSITE: https://diditaihuttu.com/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/diditaihuttu INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/diditaihuttu/ More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $10 fee: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0
13:19
April 10, 2020
Didi Taihuttu: Sold All His Possesions, Invested in Bitcoin, and Started 'The Bitcoin Family'
Didi Taihuttu is from the Netherlands, and is the patriarch of what has become known as 'The Bitcoin Family'. In the fall of 2017, Didi convinced his wife that bitcoin was the future, and that they should sell everything they owned, invest it all in bitcoin, and with their three daughters, travel around the world proselytizing for it. So they did! Since that time, Didi and his family have been educating, speaking and sharing their journey with the world. In this chat we discuss his disappointment in how many in the bitcoin space have responded to the Covid-19 crisis, his experiences with Ayahuasca, what all the media attention has been like, and what he and the family have planned next. Enjoy! -- More from Didi: WEBSITE: https://diditaihuttu.com/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/diditaihuttu INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/diditaihuttu/ More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY
58:31
April 7, 2020
Maxime Bernier: The Politics of Freedom and Sound Money
Maxime Bernier is the leader of the People’s Party of Canada. After losing an extremely close race for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada (roughly equivalent to the Republican Party in the US) by a vote of 49/51, Maxime decided that none of the existing political parties in Canada were addressing the important social and economic issues that Canada is facing. As a result, he formed the People’s Party of Canada, grounded in the principles of freedom, responsibility, fairness and respect. Since doing so, Maxime has brought a refreshing (and critical) honesty and rational thinking to the Canadian political discourse. Maxime is not afraid to speak the truth, despite knowing that it will garner negative reactions from many people, and that the mainstream media  and his political opponents will twist his words and mischaracterize him to suit their own ends. It is this courage to speak the truth, regardless of the cost, that interested me in Maxime and caused me to respect and admire him greatly. After hearing him espouse the principles of sound money and a free-market approach to economics, as well as denouncing the ridiculous Keynesian, big-government approach that dominates the world today, I knew I had to speak with him. So I reached out to his team, and was very pleased that they agreed to an interview. We discussed politics, economics, the current corona/economic crises, and finished on a discussion about sound money and Gold vs. Bitcoin:) As far as I can tell, Max is a great guy, and it was a pleasure to have the opportunity to speak with him. Enjoy! -- More from Maxime / The People’s Party of Canada: WEBSITE (PERSONAL): https://www.maximebernier.com/home/ WEBSITE (PPC): https://www.peoplespartyofcanada.ca/ TWITTER (PERSONAL): https://twitter.com/MaximeBernier TWITTER (PPC): https://twitter.com/peoplespca INSTAGRAM (PPC): https://www.instagram.com/peoplespca/ YOUTUBE (PPC): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMR4SQfGkEoiNfyaG_22Baw/ More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $10 fee: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0
1:10:56
April 2, 2020
Elisabeth Préfontaine: From BlackRock to Bitcoin
Elisabeth Préfontaine is the founder of Octonomics, an independent research and consulting firm focused on bitcoin. She has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, most recently working as the Head of Wealth Sales for BlackRock Canada. In 2016 Elisabeth discovered bitcoin, and has since been consumed with researching every aspect of this emerging technological, monetary and social phenomenon, and passing what she has learned on to her clients. Enjoy! -- More from Elisabeth: WEBSITE: https://www.octonomics.com/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/eprefon More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY
1:25:34
March 31, 2020
Rapid-Fire: Jeff Booth
Jeff Booth is the author of the book ‘The Price of Tomorrow: Why Deflation is the Key to an Abundant Future’. His book was published in January 2020, and is incredibly prescient, with many of his predictions being revealed or confirmed during the current crisis over Covid-19. He is also a successful technology entrepreneur, having founded or sitting on the board of several tech companies such as BuildDirect, OtioLabs, addyinvest,com, NocNoc, Terramera, Cubic Farms, LlamaZOO and Synthiam. He is also incredibly bullish on bitcoin, and believes it represents a lifeboat in a time when the legacy financial system appears to be under extreme stress and possibly collapse. I couldn’t agree more:) Enjoy! -- More from Jeff: WEBSITE: https://www.jeffreybooth.com/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/JeffBooth BOOK: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/1999257405?pf_rd_r=AS2KW49Q3HB7EYZ79RHC&pf_rd_p=05326fd5-c43e-4948-99b1-a65b129fdd73 LINKED IN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffdbooth/ More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY
13:18
March 30, 2020
Jeff Booth: Why Deflation Is The Key To An Abundant Future
Jeff Booth is the author of the book ‘The Price of Tomorrow: Why Deflation is the Key to an Abundant Future’. His book was published in January 2020, and is incredibly prescient, with many of his predictions being revealed or confirmed during the current crisis over Covid-19. He is also a successful technology entrepreneur, having founded or sitting on the board of several tech companies such as BuildDirect, OtioLabs, addyinvest,com, NocNoc, Terramera, Cubic Farms, LlamaZOO and Synthiam. He is also incredibly bullish on bitcoin, and believes it represents a lifeboat in a time when the legacy financial system appears to be under extreme stress and possibly collapse. I couldn’t agree more:) Enjoy! -- More from Jeff: WEBSITE: https://www.jeffreybooth.com/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/JeffBooth BOOK: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/1999257405?pf_rd_r=AS2KW49Q3HB7EYZ79RHC&pf_rd_p=05326fd5-c43e-4948-99b1-a65b129fdd73 LINKED IN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffdbooth/ More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY
55:53
March 27, 2020
Rapid-Fire: Preston Pysh
Well it’s been a hell of a couple weeks. Definitely one for the history books in both the bitcoin and traditional markets. Coronavirus is causing major disruptions all over the world, and the knock-on economic effects are causing large sell-offs everywhere. The virus may very well be the catalyst that exposes the fragility of the existing economic paradigm. If that is the case, there is a lot of very difficult change on the horizon. Only time will tell. Preston Pysh is the host of the ‘We Study Billionaires’ podcast, and is a frequent guest on several investing and bitcoin podcasts, discussing macro events and circumstances, and providing his opinions on how best to navigate uncertain times. These are interesting times to say the least, and I was delighted to have Preston come on and share his perspective. Enjoy! -- Show notes: https://www.lopp.net/ https://bitcoin-resources.com/ More from Preston: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/PrestonPysh WEBSITE: https://www.theinvestorspodcast.com/ More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY
12:56
March 20, 2020
Preston Pysh: Market Crash, Macro Drivers, and Why Bitcoin May Soon Explode
Well it’s been a hell of a week. Definitely one for the history books in both the bitcoin and traditional markets. Coronavirus is causing major disruptions all over the world, and the knock-on economic effects are causing large sell-offs everywhere. The virus may very well be the catalyst that exposes the fragility of the existing economic paradigm. If that is the case, there is a lot of very difficult change on the horizon. Only time will tell. Preston Pysh is the host of the ‘We Study Billionaires’ podcast, and is a frequent guest on several investing and bitcoin podcasts, discussing macro events and circumstances, and providing his opinions on how best to navigate uncertain times. This conversation took place on Monday, March 9th, after an historic global financial market route, and is being released on Friday the 13th of March, a day after a massive ~50% draw-down in bitcoin. These are interesting times to say the least, and I was delighted to have Preston come on and share his perspective. Enjoy! Show notes: https://www.lopp.net/ https://bitcoin-resources.com/ More from Preston: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/PrestonPysh WEBSITE: https://www.theinvestorspodcast.com/ More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY
1:32:23
March 13, 2020
Andy Edstrom: Why Buy Bitcoin (The Book)
Andy Edstrom CF!, CFP, is a financial advisor at the registered investment advisory firm, WESCAP group. Prior to this, Andy has held positions at Ewing Management Group, Tennenbaum Capital Partners and Goldman Sachs. Some time ago he came across bitcoin and believed the upside it represented necessitated brining it to his clients to consider as a valuable addition to their portfolios. However, making the investment case for bitcoin to people who have yet to ‘go down the rabbit hole’ was a difficult task. Feeling that bitcoin was an investment that many of his clients absolutely must at least consider, but finding it difficult to explain in one sitting, Andy decided to write a book. That book is ‘Why Buy Bitcoin: Investing Today in the Money of Tomorrow’. I invited Andy to come on the show and discuss. Enjoy! -- More from Andy: WEBSITE: http://www.andyedstrom.com/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/edstromandrew AMAZON LINK: https://www.amazon.com/Why-Buy-Bitcoin-Investing-Tomorrow/dp/1733219609/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1580413817&sr=8-2 More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY
1:49:05
March 7, 2020
Guest on Keyvan Davani's 'Total Bitcoin' Podcast
I was recently invited on to Keyvan Danvani's 'Total bitcoin' Podcast for a chat. Keyvan has been putting out some awesome content with great guests and an interesting format, and it was super fun to get the chance to speak with him. Note: We had some bandwidth issues it seems, so the audio is a bit spotty in places. It's the worst during the first half of the show. More from Keyvan: WEBSITE: http://thetotalconnector.com/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/keyvandavani APPLE: https://apple.co/2IA2dhV SPOTIFY: https://spoti.fi/2wOfq1k More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY
1:04:30
March 2, 2020
Jeff Vandroux: Economic Populism, Distributism, and Why Bitcoin Won't Save Capitalism
Jeff Vandroux is an attorney, CPA, bodybuilder, BTCPayServer Contributor, and the founder of Keykeeper IRA. I came to know Jeff via his discussion with Marty Bent on the Tales from the Crypt Podcast. It was clear that Jeff was well-read and thoughtful, but I found myself disagreeing with much of what he was saying, and a bit surprised by his opinions, which seem to differ greatly from your ‘average bitcoiner’. However, it was for this reason that I wanted to have a chat, so we did! Enjoy! -- More from Jeff: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/vandrewattycpa WEBSITE: https://keykeeperira.com/bitcoin/ More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY
2:21:40
February 23, 2020
Rapid-Fire: Jeff Vandroux
Jeff Vandroux is an attorney, CPA, bodybuilder, BTCPayServer Contributor, and the founder of Keykeeper IRA. I came to know Jeff via his discussion with Marty Bent on the Tales from the Crypt Podcast. It was clear that Jeff was well-read and thoughtful, but I found myself disagreeing with much of what he was saying, and a bit surprised by his opinions, which seem to differ greatly from your ‘average bitcoiner’. However, it was for this reason that I wanted to have a chat, so we did! Enjoy! -- More from Jeff: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/vandrewattycpa WEBSITE: https://keykeeperira.com/bitcoin/ More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY
19:42
February 23, 2020
Gustavo Flores: Head of Product and Research at Veriphi.io
Veriphi.io is a Montreal-based bitcoin consultancy, which assists clients in all aspects of understanding, acquiring, using and securing their bitcoin. This type of business may indeed be important for onboarding HNW individuals, family offices, and institutions who require more hand-holding than the average maximalist hodler. As a result, I thought I'd have Gustavo on to learn more about their services, business model, and how things have been going. Enjoy! More from Gustavo: TWIITER: https://twitter.com/GustavoJ_Flores WEBSITE: https://veriphi.io/en More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY
1:12:27
February 17, 2020
Rapid-Fire: Gustavo Flores
Veriphi.io is a Montreal-based bitcoin consultancy, which assists clients in all aspects of understanding, acquiring, using and securing their bitcoin. This type of business may indeed be important for onboarding HNW individuals, family offices, and institutions who require more hand-holding than the average maximalist hodler. As a result, I thought I'd have Gustavo on to learn more about their services, business model, and how things have been going. Enjoy! More from Gustavo: TWIITER: https://twitter.com/GustavoJ_Flores WEBSITE: https://veriphi.io/en More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY
17:01
February 17, 2020
Alex Gladstein, Human Rights Foundation: Bitcoin is Freedom Money
Alex Gladstein is the Chief Strategy Officer at the Human Rights Foundation and The Oslo Freedom Forum. He has been working to bring awareness to, and rectify, human rights abuses around the world for his entire career. In 2016, he fell down the 'bitcoin rabbit hole' and realized how it could be used as an extremely powerful tool to combat authoritarian regimes the world over. Since then he has been giving talks on the subject, and educating people on the significance of bitcoin and how to use it for greater freedom for all people. Enjoy! -- More from Alex: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/gladstein HUMAN RIGHTS FOUNDATION: https://hrf.org/ OSLO FREEDOM FORUM: https://hrf.org/events/oslo-freedom-forum/ More from John: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY
57:31
February 9, 2020
Max Hillebrand: First-Class Bitcoiner
I recently heard max on a few other podcasts and was simply blown away. To me, Max seems like someone who understands the impact and importance of Bitcoin to a high degree, and is engaging with it fully to construct a life of freedom and propserity. Max shares his knowledge via his YouTube videos and podcast on the World Crypto Network, as well as through his website (towardsliberty.com), the talks he gives, and via his contribution to some of the exciting and important open source projects currently being developed in the space. He's a wealth of knowledge, and in my opinion, an exemplar of the type of person and life that is made possible through bitcoin. Enjoy! More from Max: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/HillebrandMax YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1XWPf5nQ6Y&list=PLPj3KCksGbSafpOorg0NdeVXGIPNqV_8a WEBSITE: https://towardsliberty.com/ More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
1:33:46
January 24, 2020
Rapid-Fire: Max Hillebrand
I recently heard max on a few other podcasts and was simply blown away. To me, Max seems like someone who understands the impact and importance of Bitcoin to a high degree, and is engaging with it fully to construct a life of freedom and propserity. Max shares his knowledge via his YouTube videos and podcast on the World Crypto Network, as well as through his website (towardsliberty.com), the talks he gives, and via his contribution to some of the exciting and important open source projects currently being developed in the space. He's a wealth of knowledge, and in my opinion, an exemplar of the type of person and life that is made possible through bitcoin. This is the 'Rapid-Fire' portion of our conversation. The full version is available now also. Enjoy! More from Max: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/HillebrandMax YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1XWPf5nQ6Y&list=PLPj3KCksGbSafpOorg0NdeVXGIPNqV_8a WEBSITE: https://towardsliberty.com/ More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
10:45
January 24, 2020
John Carvalho: No-nonsense Bitcoiner
John Carvalho is the COO of bitrefill.com, which allows users to purchase giftcards with crypto for a huge array of products and services all over the world. He is also respected for his thoughtful writing, which represents a valuable contribution to the space, and helps many people understand better what bitcoin is and how it works. Enjoy! More from John: WEBSITE: https://www.bitrefill.com/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/johnkvallis More from Me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
1:36:58
January 10, 2020
Rapid-Fire: John Carvalho
John Carvalho is the COO of bitrefill.com, which allows users to purchase giftcards with crypto for a huge array of products and services all over the world. He is also respected for his thoughtful writing, which represents a valuable contribution to the space, and helps many people understand better what bitcoin is and how it works. Enjoy! More from John: WEBSITE: https://www.bitrefill.com/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/johnkvallis More from Me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
13:12
January 10, 2020
Will Reeves: Earn Bitcoin When You Shop w/ Fold
We talk a lot about adoption in the bitcoin space, and the hurdles that may be keeping more people from starting to engage with it. I'm super bullish on the 'bitcoin back' rewards model because it allows people to start getting familiar with bitcoin without having to change their behavior OR take on any risk, it's basically free bitcoin, and that's a pretty damn powerful proposition that many seem to be interested in. For this reason, I thought it would be fun to chat with Will Reeves, CEO of one such company providing this service, Fold. Enjoy! More from Will: WEBSITE: https://foldapp.com/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/wlrvs More from Me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
1:23:18
December 30, 2019
Rapid-Fire: Will Reeves
We talk a lot about adoption in the bitcoin space, and the hurdles that may be keeping more people from starting to engage with it. I'm super bullish on the 'bitcoin back' rewards model because it allows people to start getting familiar with bitcoin without having to change their behavior OR take on any risk, it's basically free bitcoin, and that's a pretty damn powerful proposition that many seem to be interested in. For this reason, I thought it would be fun to chat with Will Reeves, CEO of one such company providing this service, Fold. Enjoy! More from Will: WEBSITE: https://foldapp.com/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/wlrvs More from Me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
20:37
December 30, 2019
Gene Epstein: Austrian Economics, Soho Debates & Is BTC a 'store of value'?
I recently came across Gene while watching his debate at The Soho Forum with Professor Richard Wolff (link below). Gene, a follower of the Austrian school of economics, represented the 'Capitalism' side, while Richard, a Marxian economist, took the 'Socialism' side. After watching the debate, it was clear in my mind that Gene won (the audience agreed), and so I thought it would be interesting to have him on for a chat. We touched on the debate itself, as well as socialism vs capitalism in general, and then broke into discussion on somethign we DO NOT agree on. This was focused on Gene's assertion that money (including gold and bitcoin) is not, nor should be, a 'store of value', but rather simply a 'medium of exchange'. I disagreed with this, and as a result we engaged in a spirited debate on the subject:) This one is a bit long, so if you'd like to jump right to the 'store of value' discussion, it starts just after the first hour. Enjoy! -- More from Gene: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/GeneSohoForum WEB: https://www.thesohoforum.org/ DEBATE LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJQSuUZdcV4 More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
2:21:56
December 12, 2019
Knut Svanholm: On Writing a Bitcoin Book (Bitcoin: Sovereignty Through Mathematics)
Knut is the author of the new book ‘ Bitcoin: Sovereignty Through Mathematics’. We discussed his journey to bitcoin, why he decided to write the book, what the experience was like, how he deals with criticism, and lots more! Enjoy! - More from Knut: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/knutsvanholm BOOK: https://amzn.to/33wvJ0q More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
1:51:33
November 28, 2019
Rapid-Fire: Knut Svanholm
Knut is the author of the nw book ‘ Bitcoin: Sovereignty Through Mathematics’. We discussed his journey to bitcoin, why he decided to write the book, what the experience was like, how he deals with criticism, and lots more! Enjoy! - More from Knut: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/knutsvanholm BOOK: https://amzn.to/33wvJ0q More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
23:30
November 28, 2019
Cory Klippsten: Give the gift of Bitcoin
Cory Klippsten is the founder and CEO of GiveBitcoin. GiveBitcoin is trying to turn everyone into a ‘hodler’ with a simple proposition: Give + Timelock + Educate = Bitcoiner. I invited Cory to come on to discuss his own road to becomming a bitcoiner and explain all the details of how GiveBitcoin works. Enjoy! -- More from Cory: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/coryklippsten More from SwanBitcoin: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/SwanBitcoin WEBSITE: https://www.swanbitcoin.com/ More from GiveBitcoin: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/give_bitcoin INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/givebitcoin.io/ MEDIUM: https://medium.com/@givebitcoin21million WEBSITE: https://givebitcoin.io/ More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
36:48
November 25, 2019
Rapid-Fire: Cory Klippsten
Cory Klippsten is the founder and CEO of GiveBitcoin. GiveBitcoin is trying to turn everyone into a ‘hodler’ with a simple proposition: Give + Timelock + Educate = Bitcoiner. I invited Cory to come on to discuss his own road to becomming a bitcoiner and explain all the details of how GiveBitcoin works. Enjoy! -- More from Cory: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/coryklippsten More from GiveBitcoin: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/give_bitcoin INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/givebitcoin.io/ MEDIUEM: https://medium.com/@givebitcoin21million WEBSITE: https://givebitcoin.io/ More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
23:35
November 25, 2019
Thibaud Marechal: Custody, Insurance and Explaining Bitcoin
I have been enjoying Thib’s posts on twitter, as well as some of his blog writing, so I invited him to come on for a chat! Enjoy! - More from Thib: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/thibm_ More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
1:17:39
November 22, 2019
Rapid-Fire: Thibaud Marechal
I have been enjoying Thib’s posts on twitter, as well as some of his blog writing, so I invited him to come on for a chat! Enjoy! - More from Thib: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/thibm_ More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
15:40
November 22, 2019
Rapid-Fire: Conner Brown
Conner Brown is a student at Stanford Law, who fell down the Bitcoin rabbit-hole in 2018. He’s recently gained notoriety for his thoughtful writing on some of the attributes of bitcoin (and money) that are often misunderstood by it’s critics. I’ve really enjoyed Conner’s perspective on Bitcoin, so I thought it would be fun (and informative) to have him on for a chat. Enjoy! - More from Conner: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/_ConnerBrown_ MEDIUM: https://medium.com/@Conner_ More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
15:23
November 15, 2019
Conner Brown: Helping Bitcoin Critics Understand Why They're Wrong
Conner Brown is a student at Stanford Law, who fell down the Bitcoin rabbit-hole in 2018. He’s recently gained notoriety for his thoughtful writing on some of the attributes of bitcoin (and money) that are often misunderstood by it’s critics. I’ve really enjoyed Conner’s perspective on Bitcoin, so I thought it would be fun (and informative) to have him on for a chat. Enjoy! - More from Conner: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/_ConnerBrown_ MEDIUM: https://medium.com/@Conner_ More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
2:03:44
November 15, 2019
Hector Rosekrans: Bitcoin is an Asymmetric Weapon
Over the last few months I had been enjoying Hector's output on Twitter, as well as on his blog, so I invited him to come on for a chat about Bitcoin, his time in the Navy, his work at Casa, and lots more. Enjoy! More from Hector: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/HectorRosekrans WEBSITE: https://hectorrosekrans.com/ More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
1:21:01
November 12, 2019
Rapid-Fire: Hector Rosekrans
Over the last few months I had been enjoying Hector's output on Twitter, as well as on his blog, so I invited him to come on for a chat about Bitcoin, his time in the Navy, his work at Casa, and lots more. Enjoy! More from Hector: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/HectorRosekrans WEBSITE: https://hectorrosekrans.com/ More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
17:10
November 12, 2019
Mauricio & Adam: Venezuela, Bitcoin and Ledn.io
Mauricio Di Bartolomeo and Adam Reeds are the co-founders of Ledn.io, a Canadian-based financial services firm that currently offers bitcoin savings accounts and bitcoin-backed loans. Mauricio is also originally from Venezuela, and I recently heard him share his insights on what was going on there on the 'Tales from the Crypt' podcast. After hearing this, I really wanted to pick his brain more and ask him about how socialism got started there, what life is like now, and how the Maduro government was (reportedly) using Bitcoin to circumvent sanctions. So, the first 50 mins or so is mainly speaking about Venezuela with Mauricio, and the second half Adam re-joins the conversation to get into all the details about why they started Ledn and how it all works. Enjoy! More from Mauricio and Adam: TWITTER (Mauricio): https://twitter.com/cryptonomista TWITTER (Adam): https://twitter.com/adamreeds TWITTER (Ledn): https://twitter.com/hodlwithledn WEBSITE: https://ledn.io/ More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
1:55:42
November 1, 2019
Brady, Citizen Bitcoin: Journeying Towards a Bitcoin Future
Brady is the host and creator of Citizen Bitcoin, which in my opinion is one of the best podcasts in the bitcoin space. He has a very accessible style, is very well informed, and is always able to extract great insights from some of the top experts and entrepreneurs in the industry.  I thought it would be fun to connect with Brady, hear how he got started with the pod, and of course, have some fun talking about bitcoin:)  Enjoy! - More from Brady:  TWITTER: https://twitter.com/CitizenBitcoin  WEBSITE: https://citizenbitcoin.world/  More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
1:16:15
October 30, 2019
Rapid-Fire: Brady, Citizen Bitcoin Podcast
Brady is the host and creator of Citizen Bitcoin, which in my opinion is one of the best podcasts in the bitcoin space. He has a very accessible style, is very well informed, and is always able to extract great insights from some of the top experts and entrepreneurs in the industry. I thought it would be fun to connect with Brady, hear how he got started with the pod, and of course, have some fun talking about bitcoin:) Enjoy! - More from Brady: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/CitizenBitcoin WEBSITE: https://citizenbitcoin.world/ More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
24:33
October 30, 2019
Rapid-Fire: Young Nik
I came across Nik (@nikcantmine) on twitter and just loved his attitude and approach to bitcoin. I then somehow found out that he was only 20 years old (he probably referenced school or something), and I thought it would be interesting to pick his brain and get the ’20 year old’ perspective’ on bitcoin. This was an awesome chat, and Nik really appears to be a young dude with his head screwed on right - the embodiment of 'Stay Humble, Stack Sats'. Enjoy! -- More from Nik: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/nikcantmine YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-DKTGFuJTY55sBYnQaJSQw More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
23:15
October 28, 2019
Young Nik: 20 Years Old, Staying Humble, Stacking Sats
I came across Nik (@nikcantmine) on twitter and just loved his attitude and approach to bitcoin. I then somehow found out that he was only 20 years old (he probably referenced school or something), and I thought it would be interesting to pick his brain and get the ’20 year old’ perspective’ on bitcoin. This was an awesome chat, and Nik really appears to be a young dude with his head screwed on right - the embodiment of 'Stay Humble, Stack Sats'. Enjoy! -- More from Nik: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/nikcantmine YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-DKTGFuJTY55sBYnQaJSQw More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
50:03
October 28, 2019
Rapid-Fire: Jean Amiouny, Shakepay
In this interview I speak with Jean Amiouny, Co-Founder and CEO of Canadian bitcoin wallet/exchange, Shakepay. I came across Shakepay, tried it out, and was blown away by how easy and fast it was to fund, buy bitcoin, and withdraw. As a result, I thought it would be fun to speak with Jean to learn about how they do this and discuss the bitcoin scene in Canada. Enjoy! - More from Jean: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/aiouy WEBSITE: https://shakepay.co/ More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
27:17
October 26, 2019
Jean Amiouny, Shakepay: The Easiest Way to Buy Bitcoin in Canada
In this interview I speak with Jean Amiouny, Co-Founder and CEO of Canadian bitcoin wallet/exchange, Shakepay. I came across Shakepay, tried it out, and was blown away by how easy and fast it was to fund, buy bitcoin, and withdraw to cold storage. As a result, I thought it would be fun to speak with Jean to learn about how they do this and discuss the bitcoin scene in Canada. Enjoy! More from Jean: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/aiouy WEBSITE: https://shakepay.co/ More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
47:44
October 26, 2019
Rapid-Fire: Ben Prentice
Ben Prentice is the co-creator of the website WTFhappenedin1971.com, which is a simple, one page website, which showcases a variety of graphical data, that reveal 1971 to be a pivotal year in many different domains. This begs the question, why? We explore this and more in our chat. Enjoy! More from Ben: TWITTER: https://wtfhappenedin1971.com/ WEBSITE: https://twitter.com/mrcoolbp More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
12:03
October 23, 2019
Ben Prentice: WTF Happened in 1971?
Ben Prentice is the co-creator of the website WTFhappenedin1971.com, which is a simple, one page website, which showcases a variety of graphical data, that reveal 1971 to be a pivotal year in many different domains. This begs the question, why? We explore this and more in our chat. Enjoy! More from Ben: TWITTER: https://wtfhappenedin1971.com/ WEBSITE: https://twitter.com/mrcoolbp More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
1:24:44
October 23, 2019
Vortex: Bitcoin Broadcaster, Educator & Hyper-Bull
Vortex is an OG bitcoiner, host/creator of the 'Crypto Cast Network', and a very passionate, articulate and vocal supporter of bitcoin. For these reasons, I thought it would be fun to sit down for a jam. Enjoy! More from Vortex: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/theonevortex WEBSITE: http://www.cryptocast.network/ PERSONAL WEBSITE: http://theonevortex.com/ More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
1:06:58
October 21, 2019
Rapid-Fire: Robert Breedlove
Robert Breedlove is the Co-Founder and CEO of Parallax Digital, a digital asset hedge fund and digital securities advisory firm. He also writes about Bitcoin, and has some AMAZING articles on his Medium page which address some of bitcoin's most fundamental concepts in a very wholistic yet concise way (Recommendation: Money, Bitcoin and Time). Robert's articles have been VERY well received by the bitcoin community, and ever since I read them I've been eager to have Robert on the pod for a chat. Robert was also invterviewed for the current Gold vs. Bitcoin series on Real Vision, which was great (Real Vision has a deal on now, $1/month for 3 months, for full access to their video library). Enjoy! More from Robert: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/Breedlove22 WEBSITE: https://www.parallaxdigital.io/ MEDIUM: https://medium.com/@breedlove22 More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
17:04
October 17, 2019
Robert Breedlove: Why Bitcoin is Important
Robert Breedlove is the Co-Founder and CEO of Parallax Digital, a digital asset hedge fund and digital securities advisory firm. He also writes about Bitcoin, and has some AMAZING articles on his Medium page which address some of bitcoin's most fundamental concepts in a very wholistic yet concise way (Recommendation: Money, Bitcoin and Time). Robert's articles have been VERY well received by the bitcoin community, and ever since I read them I've been eager to have Robert on the pod for a chat. Robert was also invterviewed for the current Gold vs. Bitcoin series on Real Vision, which was great (Real Vision has a deal on now, $1/month for 3 months, for full access to their video library). Enjoy! More from Robert: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/Breedlove22 WEBSITE: https://www.parallaxdigital.io/ MEDIUM: https://medium.com/@breedlove22 More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
1:04:17
October 17, 2019
Further Discussion: Stephan Livera
Stephan Livera is the host of the popular 'Stephan Livera Podcast' and a highly-regarded educator in the bitcoin space. He's interviewed some of the top people in the industry, and has recently transitioned to working on bitcoin full-time. I thought it would be fun to speak with him about his experience as a podcaster and what it felt like to leave his 'normal job' and dive head-first into his true passion. Enjoy! More from Stephan: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera WEBSITE: https://stephanlivera.com/ YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/c/StephanLivera More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
1:09:31
October 15, 2019
Stephan Livera: All-In On Bitcoin Education
Stephan Livera is the host of the popular 'Stephan Livera Podcast' and a highly-regarded educator in the bitcoin space. He's interviewed some of the top people in the industry, and has recently transitioned to working on bitcoin full-time. I thought it would be fun to speak with him about his experience as a podcaster and what it felt like to leave his 'normal job' and dive head-first into his true passion. Enjoy! More from Stephan: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera WEBSITE: https://stephanlivera.com/ YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/c/StephanLivera More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
11:33
October 15, 2019
Eric Voskuil: Money, The State, and the Future of Bitcoin
Eric Voskuil is the lead developer on Libbitcoin, a prolific writer on Austrian Economics and what he calls the 'Principles of Cryptodynamics', former Navy fighter pilot, world traveller and highly regarded voice amongst many bitcoiners. After hearing Eric appear on some other podcasts, I was both intrigued and somewhat confused, and decided to reach out to him to try and get some further clarity on his opinions. This is a MONSTER 3.5 hour episode, so I've included some time/topic references below. Enjoy! - 0-30: Libbitcoin 30: Bitcoin's security model 1.20: How debt and the current monetary system work + Tax rules everything 1.55: Anarchy + Military Service 2.18: Approach to life + Importance of Trade 2.43: Lightning + Full monetization of BTC chain and implications - More from Eric: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/evoskuil GITHUB: https://github.com/evoskuil More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
3:23:37
October 11, 2019
Further Discussion: Rui Gomes
Rui Gomes is the lead software engineer at OpenNode, a bitcoin payment processor with lightning integration. Flexible and easy-to-use payment processors are essential for growing the bitcoin economy, and bringing traditional businesses into the space. Combined with lightning, they represent the possibility for payment solutions that are orders of magnitude better than what is available from the incumbent players. As a result, I thought it would be interesting to speak with Rui to pick his brain, learn more about developments in the space, and ask him about the difference between what he and the team at OpenNode are building, in comparison to something like BTCPay Server (Spoiler: They are different). Enjoy! -- More from Hui: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/8bitgomes OPENNODE: https://www.opennode.com/ LAPPS.CO: https://www.lapps.co/ More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
1:08:20
October 9, 2019
Rui Gomes: OpenNode and Lightning Payments
Rui Gomes is the lead software engineer at OpenNode, a bitcoin payment processor with lightning integration. Flexible and easy-to-use payment processors are essential for growing the bitcoin economy, and bringing traditional businesses into the space. Combined with lightning, they represent the possibility for payment solutions that are orders of magnitude better than what is available from the incumbent players.  As a result, I thought it would be interesting to speak with Rui to pick his brain, learn more about developments in the space, and ask him about the difference between what he and the team at OpenNode are building, in comparison to something like BTCPay Server (Spoiler: They are different). Enjoy! -- More from Hui: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/8bitgomes OPENNODE: https://www.opennode.com/ LAPPS.CO: https://www.lapps.co/ More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
21:12
October 9, 2019
Further Discussion: Hass McCook
Hass McCook is a civil engineer who has become a valuable resource in bringing clarity to the issue of Bitcoin's impact on the environment. This issue is often misrepresented in the mainstream media, so it is very important that objective analysis is use to understand it, and that it is considered in the proper context. Hass is also a very 'devout' bitcoiner with lots of interesting views, so I thought it would be fun to get together for a chat. Enjoy. More from Hass: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/HassMcCook YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeT4hBUtD461X3xXsaYDNGg/videos More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
1:19:33
October 7, 2019
Hass McCook: Energy, The Environment, and Exaltation
Hass McCook is a civil engineer who has become a valuable resource in bringing clarity to the issue of Bitcoin's impact on the environment. This issue is often misrepresented in the mainstream media, so it is very important that objective analysis is use to understand it, and that it is considered in the proper context.  Hass is also a very 'devout' bitcoiner with lots of interesting views, so I thought it would be fun to get together for a chat. Enjoy. More from Hass: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/HassMcCook YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeT4hBUtD461X3xXsaYDNGg/videos More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
15:26
October 7, 2019
Further Discussion: Bitcoin Sign Guy
'Bitcoin Sign Guy' became famous for holding up a notepad with 'Buy Bitcoin' scribbled on it, directly behind then Chair of the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, during a congressional hearing. Of course, this was loved by bitcoiners the world over, and thus, the legend of 'Bitcoin Sign Guy' was born:) Enjoy! More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
56:30
October 5, 2019
Bitcoin Sign Guy: The man, the myth, the meme
'Bitcoin Sign Guy' became famous for holding up a notepad with 'Buy Bitcoin' scribbled on it, directly behind then Chair of the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, during a congressional hearing. Of course, this was loved by bitcoiners the world over, and thus, the legend of 'Bitcoin Sign Guy' was born:) Enjoy! More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
58:27
October 5, 2019
Dr Shawn Baker MD: The Carnivore Diet
Dr. Shawn Baker is a bad motherfucker. Orthopedic surgeon, Air Force vet, World Record holder, Strongman Champion, and most recently, outspoken advocate of a diet based primarily on red meat, also known as ‘The Carnivore Diet’, which also happens to be the title of his upcoming book (November 2019). I’ve had a life-long interest in nutrition, fitness and health, and have been wanting to speak with Shawn since I saw his appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast. Interestingly, there is also a large contingent of people in the Bitcoin community who follow and advocate for the Carnivore Diet, so I thought some of them may be interested in hearing from Shawn also. Enjoy! More from Shawn: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/SBakerMD INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/shawnbaker1967/ WEBSITE: https://www.shawn-baker.com/ BOOK: https://amzn.to/2mR2fuX More from John: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
1:36:40
October 2, 2019
Further Discussion: Pavlenex
Pavlenex is the man behind the great how-to videos and documentation helping us all learn how to use the amazing, free, private, censorship-resistant, open-source payment processing project, BTCPay Server. I wanted to speak with Pavlenex to learn more about this very important project, and also to hear more about his personal motivations in volunteering so much of his time to it. Enjoy! More from Pavlenex: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/pavlenex WEBSITE: https://bitcoinshirt.co/ BTCPAY SERVER: https://btcpayserver.org/ More from John: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
1:04:28
October 1, 2019
Pavlenex: BTCPay Server Contributor
Pavlenex is the man behind the great how-to videos and documentation helping us all learn how to use the amazing, free, private, censorship-resistant, open-source payment processing project, BTCPay Server. I wanted to speak with Pavlenex to learn more about this very important project, and also to hear more about his personal motivations in volunteering so much of his time to it. Enjoy! More from Pavlenex: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/pavlenex WEBSITE: https://bitcoinshirt.co/ BTCPAY SERVER: https://btcpayserver.org/ More from John: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
23:20
October 1, 2019
Further Discussion: Yan Pritzker
Yan Pritzker represents another classic case of someone who has re-directed their entire career as a result of catching the bitcoin bug. Specifically, Yan left his position as co-founder and CTO of reverb.com, the popular open marketplace for music equipment, to devote himself to educating people about bitcoin. His first effort in this new career has culminated in ‘Inventing Bitcoin’, a book he authored to try and make understanding bitcoin more accessible to a mainstream audience. For those people in your life that you’re trying to ‘red pill’, I think this book could be a very useful tool:) Enjoy! More from Yan: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/skwp WEBSITE: https://www.inventingbitcoin.com/ AMAZON: https://amzn.to/2mbROls More from John: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
1:27:24
September 27, 2019
Yan Pritzker: Inventing Bitcoin (Book)
Yan Pritzker represents another classic case of someone who has re-directed their entire career as a result of catching the bitcoin bug. Specifically, Yan left his position as co-founder and CTO of reverb.com, the popular open marketplace for music equipment, to devote himself to educating people about bitcoin. His first effort in this new career has culminated in ‘Inventing Bitcoin’, a book he authored to try and make understanding bitcoin more accessible to a mainstream audience. For those people in your life that you’re trying to ‘red pill’, I think this book could be a very useful tool:) Enjoy! More from Yan: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/skwp WEBSITE: https://www.inventingbitcoin.com/ AMAZON: https://amzn.to/2mbROls More from John: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
27:43
September 27, 2019
Further Discussion: Brandon Quittem
Brandon Quittem is the author of a series of articles on Medium that has grabbed the attention and expanded the perspective of bitcoiners everywhere. In his 4-part series, Brandon explores the similarities shared between bitcoin and mycelium (the underground fungal network from which mushrooms emerge), referring to bitcoin as a ‘decentralized organism’. Analogies between bitcoin and other natural processes and phenomena have been made before, however none appear to be more apt than the one Brandon makes with mycelium. In my view, such analogies are important, and garner so much interest, because the degree to which an analogy is apt or appropriate, represents the degree of use we may derive from transferring known understandings or insights from it, to the the subject of the analogy, which we are all desperately trying to understand more. Anyways, this was a super fun chat for me. Hope you enjoy it! More from Brandon: MEDIUM: https://medium.com/@BrandonQuittem TWITTER: https://twitter.com/bquittem More from John: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
1:08:14
September 24, 2019
Brandon Quittem: Bitcoin is a Decentralized Organism
Brandon Quittem is the author of a series of articles on Medium that has grabbed the attention and expanded the perspective of bitcoiners everywhere. In his 4-part series, Brandon explores the similarities shared between bitcoin and mycelium (the underground fungal network from which mushrooms emerge), referring to bitcoin as a ‘decentralized organism’. Analogies between bitcoin and other natural processes and phenomena have been made before, however none appear to be more apt than the one Brandon makes with mycelium. In my view, such analogies are important, and garner so much interest, because the degree to which an analogy is apt or appropriate, represents the degree of use we may derive from transferring known understandings or insights from it, to the the subject of the analogy, which we are all desperately trying to understand more. Anyways, this was a super fun chat for me. Hope you enjoy it! More from Brandon: MEDIUM: https://medium.com/@BrandonQuittem TWITTER: https://twitter.com/bquittem More from John: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
18:01
September 24, 2019
Further Discussion: Ragnar Lifthrasir
Ragnar Lifthrasir is the Co-Founder and CEO of gunsnbitcoin.com, and an outspoken advocate of the responsible ownership of firearms. I’ve noticed that my perspective on guns has changed quite a lot over the past decade or so, and obviously it is a polarizing topic in our culture. I feel that almost all the dialogue on this issue is guided by emotion rather than logic, reason, data, or an understanding of historical context. As a result, I was eager to speak with Ragnar to understand his perspective further and have a calm and rational dialogue on this subject. Enjoy! More from Ragnar: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/Ragnarly WEBSITE: https://gunsnbitcoin.com/ More from John: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
1:10:49
September 23, 2019
Ragnar Lifthrasir: Guns N' Bitcoin
Ragnar Lifthrasir is the Co-Founder and CEO of gunsnbitcoin.com, and an outspoken advocate of the responsible ownership of firearms. I’ve noticed that my perspective on guns has changed quite a lot over the past decade or so, and obviously it is a polarizing topic in our culture. I feel that almost all the dialogue on this issue is guided by emotion rather than logic, reason, data, or an understanding of historical context. As a result, I was eager to speak with Ragnar to understand his perspective further and have a calm and rational dialogue on this subject. Enjoy! More from Ragnar: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/Ragnarly WEBSITE: https://gunsnbitcoin.com/ More from John: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
14:24
September 23, 2019
Further Discussion: Guy Swann
Guy Swann is an OG bitcoiner and the creator, host, and captivating voice behind 'The Cryptoconomy' podcast. With so many great bitcoin-related articles and other written content coming out these days, it can be diificult to keep up. However, we all recognize the importance of expanding our view of this revolutionary technology, Guy makes this process super easy, by taking the best written content in the space and turning it into an audio format. He's excellent at what he does, an his podcast has been a huge 'time hack' for me personally. Guy also conducts interviews and publishes his solo rants, which are incredibly informative, thought-provoking and enjoyable. He's a gem in the space in my opinion, and so I thought it might be fun to have a chat. Enjoy! More from Guy: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/TheCryptoconomy WEBSITE: http://thecryptoconomy.com/ PODCAST: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy More from John: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
1:26:17
September 16, 2019
Guy Swann: The Audible of Bitcoin
Guy Swann is an OG bitcoiner and the creator, host, and captivating voice behind 'The Cryptoconomy' podcast. With so many great bitcoin-related articles and other written content coming out these days, it can be diificult to keep up. However, we all recognize the importance of expanding our view of this revolutionary technology, Guy makes this process super easy, by taking the best written content in the space and turning it into an audio format. He's excellent at what he does, an his podcast has been a huge 'time hack' for me personally. Guy also conducts interviews and publishes his solo rants, which are incredibly informative, thought-provoking and enjoyable. He's a gem in the space in my opinion, and so I thought it might be fun to have a chat. Enjoy! More from Guy: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/TheCryptoconomy WEBSITE: http://thecryptoconomy.com/ PODCAST: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy More from John: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
35:55
September 16, 2019
Further Discussion: Aleks Svetski
Aleks is the Co-Founder and CEO of amber, a bitcoin wallet/exchange that allows you to automate bitcoin purchases over time (dollar-cost averaging) and avoid making investment decisions (Read: mistakes!) based on market movements. Aleks is also a vocal supporter and educator of bitcoin in Australia through his writing, speaking and podcasting. Aleks has a no-nonsense approach to bitcoin and doesn't mince words when it comes to explaining how important this technology is and why it's important to be involved. Naturally, I was interested in speaking with such a person:) Enjoy! -- More from Aleks: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/AleksSvetski WEBSITE: https://getamber.io/ More from John: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
1:17:48
September 12, 2019
Aleks Svetski: Don't Invest in Bitcoin, 'Collect' Bitcoin
Aleks is the Co-Founder and CEO of getamber.io, a bitcoin wallet/exchange that allows you to automate bitcoin purchases over time (dollar-cost averaging) and avoid making investment decisions (Read: mistakes!) based on market movements. Aleks is also a vocal supporter and educator of bitcoin in Australia through his writing, speaking and podcasting. Aleks has a no-nonsense approach to bitcoin and doesn't mince words when it comes to explaining how important this technology is and why it's important to be involved. Naturally, I was interested in speaking with such a person:) Enjoy! -- More from Aleks: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/AleksSvetski WEBSITE: https://getamber.io/ More from John: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
24:17
September 12, 2019
Further Discussion: Marty Bent
Marty is the author of the daily newsletter 'Marty's Bent', as well as the host of the popular bitcoin podcast, 'Tales from the Crypt'. Through these two publications, Marty has garnered a large and loyal audience who value his deep understanding of bitcoin and down-to-earth style of communication. Enjoy! More from Marty: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/MartyBent WEBSITE: https://tftc.io/ PODCAST: https://anchor.fm/tales-from-the-crypt More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
1:05:22
September 10, 2019
Marty Bent: Tales from the Crypt
Marty is the author of the daily newsletter 'Marty's Bent', as well as the host of the popular bitcoin podcast, 'Tales from the Crypt'. Through these two publications, Marty has garnered a large and loyal audience who value his deep understanding of bitcoin and down-to-earth style of communication. Enjoy! More from Marty: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/MartyBent WEBSITE: https://tftc.io/ PODCAST: https://anchor.fm/tales-from-the-crypt More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
34:12
September 10, 2019
Further Discussion: Gigi
**Apologies for the audio on this one, new set-up didn't go so well, lol. It's worst at the beginning.** Gigi is another guest which I first came accross on Twitter. I thought he was putting out some well-articulated and insightful tweets, so I checked him out a little bit further. I then came across two great resources which he has put together: 21lessons.com and bitcoin-resources.com. In the first, Gigi grafts his own journey learning about bitcoin, onto the classic tale of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, in an informative and entertaining way, available in both written and audio format. It's a very convenient way to get caught up on bitcoin. In the second, he provides a collection of great content for those who want to dive deeper, it too is a great resource full of useful information. No particular angle in this chat, just thought it might be fun to connect and geek-out about bitcoin for a while. We touched on some of the important narratives around bitcoin, and how more are emerging all of the time, drawing ever-more diverse people into the space. Of course, we got a little cosmic too, because, well, it's fun:) Enjoy! More from Gigi: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/dergigi WEBSITES: https://21lessons.com/ , https://bitcoin-resources.com/ , https://dergigi.com/ More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
1:26:14
September 4, 2019
Gigi: Down the Bitcoin Rabbit Hole
**Apologies for the audio on this one, new set-up didn't go so well, lol. It's worst at the beginning** Gigi is another guest which I first came accross on Twitter. I thought he was putting out some well-articulated and insightful tweets, so I checked him out a little bit further. I then came across two great resources which he has put together: 21lessons.com and bitcoin-resources.com. In the first, Gigi grafts his own journey learning about bitcoin, onto the classic tale of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, in an informative and entertaining way, available in both written and audio format. It's a very convenient way to get caught up on bitcoin. In the second, he provides a collection of great content for those who want to dive deeper, it too is a great resource full of useful information. No particular angle in this chat, just thought it might be fun to connect and geek-out about bitcoin for a while. We touched on some of the important narratives around bitcoin, and how more are emerging all of the time, drawing ever-more diverse people into the space.  Of course, we got a little cosmic too, because, well, it's fun:) Enjoy! More from Gigi: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/dergigi WEBSITES: https://21lessons.com/ , https://bitcoin-resources.com/ , https://dergigi.com/ More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
23:57
September 4, 2019
Dictation: Bitcoin & Fire - Forces of Nature
I was wroking on my computer the other day and somehow started thinking about the similarities between the emergence of fire, and the emergence of bitcoin. I started writing and later that day published it to Medium. I then thought, why restrict it to only the written/readable realm?  So I recorded a reading of it, and published it here:) I enjoy experimenting with the opoorunities that the new media/publishing landscape enables. If you like it, or have any other ideas for me to try out, feel free to hit me up and let me know!  Enjoy!  - More from me:  TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
08:29
September 2, 2019
Further Discussion: Matt Odell
Matt is considered an OG in the Bitcoin space. His informed, no-nonsense style of sharing his learning process on Twitter and through his 'Rabbit Hole Recap' episodes on the Tales from the Crypt podcast, has been very well-received by the Bitcoin community and by many people who are trying to learn more about this revolutionary technology. It was awesome to have the chance to speak with someone who is so knowledgeable and who is contributing so much to the development of the space in general. Enjoy Check him out: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/matt_odell PODCAST: https://anchor.fm/tales-from-the-crypt PODCAST WEBSITE: https://tftc.io/ BIZ WEBSITE: https://finalmessage.io/ More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
1:13:26
August 31, 2019
Matt Odell: Stay Humble, Stack Sats
Matt is considered an OG in the Bitcoin space. His informed, no-nonsense style of sharing his learning process on Twitter and through his 'Rabbit Hole Recap' episodes on the Tales from the Crypt podcast, has been very well-received by the Bitcoin community and by many people who are trying to learn more about this revolutionary technology. It was awesome to have the chance to speak with someone who is so knowledgeable and who is contributing so much to the development of the space in general. Enjoy! Check him out: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/matt_odell PODCAST: https://anchor.fm/tales-from-the-crypt PODCAST WEBSITE: https://tftc.io/ BIZ WEBSITE: https://finalmessage.io/ More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
10:22
August 31, 2019
From the Archive: Bobby Lee (2015)
I thought it would be fun to publish some of the bitcoin interviews I conducted prior to launching the new podcast. This was my very first one, done with Bobby Lee in Shanghai in the fall of 2015. At the time Bobby was the CEO and Co-Founder of BTC China (now BTCC), a prominent bitcoin exchange based in China. This is a great episode for beginngers, as it really digs into the basics of what makes bitcoin special. However, it may also be cool for people at any stage in their bitcoin journey to listen in on what the conversation around bitcoin was like when it was at just $250. Enjoy! More from Bobby: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/bobbyclee NEW PROJECT: https://twitter.com/BalletCrypto More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
1:26:31
August 30, 2019
Further Discussion: Alex Adelman, lolli
In the bitcoin community, the subject of adoption is often discussed. How can we get more people to start learning about and interacting with bitcoin? Many people are hesitant to invest in such a volatile asset, and are intimidated by the learning curve required to get involved, and this has slowed adoption. What if you could tell people that all they had to do to start playing with (read: accumulating) bitcoin was to install a browser extension, and shop online as they already do? Nothing to read. No money to loose. Just spend regularly, and earn bitcoin back. Game = Changed. I'm extremely confident that lolli will be a huge catalyst for the more rapid adoption of bitcoin, and as such, I thought it would be awesome to speak with the CEO and Co-Founder, Alex Adelman. Alex is a very open and genuine guy, and clearly passionate about his company and contribution to the bitcoin ecosystem. It was my pleasure to get the chance to speak with him. Remember, the 'Rapid-Fire' episodes are where I ask guests a series of standard questions around bitcoin, money and some other fun stuff. The 'Further Discussion' episodes are a chance to have an open conversation with them and go a little deeper on some of these super interesting topics. Enjoy! More from Alex/lolli: WEBSITE: https://www.lolli.com/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/trylolli TWITTER (ALEX): https://twitter.com/alexadelman More from John: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
1:00:56
August 24, 2019
Alex Adelman, lolli: Get Free Bitcoin When You Shop!
In the bitcoin community, the subject of adoption is often discussed. How can we get more people to start learning about and interacting with bitcoin? Many people are hesitant to invest in such a volatile asset, and are intimidated by the learning curve required to get involved, and this has slowed adoption. What if you could tell people that all they had to do to start playing with (read: accumulating) bitcoin was to install a browser extension, and shop online as they already do? Nothing to read. No money to loose. Just spend regularly, and earn bitcoin back. Game = Changed. I'm extremely confident that lolli will be a huge catalyst for the more rapid adoption of bitcoin, and as such, I thought it would be awesome to speak with the CEO and Co-Founder, Alex Adelman.  Alex is a very open and genuine guy, and clearly passionate about his company and contribution to the bitcoin ecosystem. It was my pleasure to get the chance to speak with him. Remember, the 'Rapid-Fire' episodes are where I ask guests a series of standard questions around bitcoin, money and some other fun stuff. The 'Further Discussion' episodes are a chance to have an open conversation with them and go a little deeper on some of these super interesting topics. Enjoy! More from Alex/lolli: WEBSITE: https://www.lolli.com/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/trylolli  TWITTER (ALEX): https://twitter.com/alexadelman More from John: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
27:29
August 23, 2019
Further Discussion: Raoul Pal
Before the rapid-fire portion of our conversation, I asked Raoul to elaborate on a recent thread on Twitter in which he made his case that the probability was high that the world was on the precipice of a substantial recession. We also had a more general discussion about Bitcoin, how he's approaching it, and his thoughts on its Future. Check him out: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/RaoulGMI YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBH5VZE_Y4F3CMcPIzPEB5A LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/raoul-pal-1b681b1/ More from John: Twitter: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA Facebook: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB Insta: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YouTube: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 Medium: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
57:24
August 16, 2019
Raoul Pal, Macro Investor: Global Markets on the Edge, the Bitcoin Hedge, and the 'Netflix of Finance'
Raoul Pal is a former hedge fund manager, the publisher of the Global Macro Investor (a macro-economic and investment strategy research service), and the co-founder and CEO of Real Vision, which he describes as the 'Netflix of Finance' (Long-form interviews with the top investment and financial people in the world). Prior to this interview, I had recently seen a thread Raoul made on twitter, in which he shared several charts which depicted an alarming state of affairs in the global financial system. I wanted to get Raoul on so I could pick his brain a bit about what he was seeing, how to 'play' this market, and what Bitcoin's role will be in this rapidly changing environment. Check him out: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/RaoulGMI YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBH5VZE_Y4F3CMcPIzPEB5A LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/raoul-pal-1b681b1/ More from John: YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2MmkDHr TWITTER: https://twitter.com/johnkvallis  INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/johnkvallis/  FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/johnkvallis  MEDIUM: https://medium.com/@johnkvallis
25:13
August 15, 2019
Further Discussion: American Hodl
Prior to the rapid-fire segment, we spoke for about 90 minutes on a variety of subjects, and shared our respective stories on how we originally came to Bitcoin. As it turns out, they were EXACTLY the same. (Hint: It involves DMT). He has an amazing twitter account. Follow him, now: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/americanhodl4 More from John: YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2MmkDHr TWITTER: https://twitter.com/johnkvallis  INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com / johnkvallis /  FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/johnkvallis  MEDIUM: https://medium.com/@johnkvallis
1:28:20
August 14, 2019
American Hodl: Bitcoin Twitter Gangster and Relentless Stacker of Sats
American Hodl is the pseudonym for a guy on 'Bitcoin Twitter' (people on twitter that pretty much only tweet about Bitcoin). I came across his tweets somehow, and just kinda liked how he got down, so I asked him if he wanted to record a chat. He agreed, so we did, and it was awesome. P.S. He's also the most relentless stacker of sats (translation: constant buyer of fractions of a bitcoin, known as 'Saotshi's' or 'sats') on Bitcoin twitter, and always boldly broadcasts his purchases. This may seem weird from an outside perspective, but I can assure you everyone in the community loves it, as do I. Follow him, now: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/americanhodl4 More from John: YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2MmkDHr TWITTER: https://twitter.com/johnkvallis  INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com / johnkvallis /  FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/johnkvallis  MEDIUM: https://medium.com/@johnkvallis
22:44
August 14, 2019
Further Discussion: Ben Perrin (aka BTC Sessions)
After the 'rapid-fire' portion of the show, Ben and I had a short discussion about his work, how he got started and what it was like being a content creator / educator in the Bitcoin space. Check him out: WEBSITE: https://www.btcsessions.ca/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/BTCsessions YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChzLnWVsl3puKQwc5PoO6Zg?sub_confirmation=1 More from John: YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2MmkDHr TWITTER: https://twitter.com/johnkvallis  INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/johnkvallis/  FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/johnkvallis  MEDIUM: https://medium.com/@johnkvallis
12:51
August 14, 2019
Ben Perrin (aka BTC Sessions): Bitcoin Educator
Via his popular YouTube Channel, Ben provides a ton of great information on many facets of Bitcoin, including best practices for buying and securing it, industry news and commentary, and some of the deeper philosophical considerations around Bitcoin. Check him out: WEBSITE: https://www.btcsessions.ca/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/BTCsessions YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChzLnWVsl3puKQwc5PoO6Zg?sub_confirmation=1 More from John: YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2MmkDHr TWITTER: https://twitter.com/johnkvallis  INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/johnkvallis/  FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/johnkvallis  MEDIUM: https://medium.com/@johnkvallis
1:09:42
August 14, 2019